Welcome to Shelby County

Shelby County is the fastest growing county in the State of Alabama. Encompassing approximately 800 square miles in Central Alabama, the County offers diverse amenities in a temperate climate with dramatic landscapes. Recreational opportunities flourish throughout the County, from our city and county parks to the 10,000-acre Oak Mountain State Park.
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Census Data

  • Population in 2014: 206,655
  • Housing units in 2014: 83,498
  • Median Household income 2010-14: $69,723
  • Land area in square miles in 2010: 785
  • Total number of firms in 2007: 18,383

Core Services

Business Licenses

Access a comprehensive guide to obtaining and maintaining your Shelby County business license, find answers to questions regarding sales tax collection, and gather information on city and state business licensing.

Sales Tax

Shelby County Special Tax Board collects all of its own local taxes. All entities that currently conduct business in Shelby County should contact this office to determine any potential tax liability.

Online Services

Search databases, pay your property taxes, access census data, connect with Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and view various county maps.

Contact Us

Find location, map, address, phone number and a comprehensive departmental directory here.

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